Current Board Agenda

Thursday, July 29, 2021
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING AMENDED AGENDA
Type: SPECIAL BOARD MEETING AMENDED AGENDA
Time: 5:30 pm
Code: Special #4-21/22


PURSUANT TO GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS NO.N-08-21 dated June 11, 2021,The July 29, 2021, SPECIAL BOARD MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY VIA CONFERENCE TELEPHONE AND THROUGH "ZOOM" VIDEO CONFERENCING. THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND BOARDROOM WILL NOT BE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE BOARD MEETING AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE AND COMMENT IN OPEN SESSION THROUGH THE FOLLOWING MEANS:


1. Zoom - Live Board Meeting and use "Raise Hand" function to request opportunity to make a comments.
2. THE ZOOM MEETING CAN BE ACCESSED AS FOLLOWS:
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THE MEETING MAY ALSO BE VIEWED THROUGH LIVE STREAM AS FOLLOWS:
1. Live stream Youtube English Channel "AlumRock TV"
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Executive Order N-08-21, if you need Special Assistance, Disability-Related modifications or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the Special Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees, please contact the office of the District Superintendent at (408) 928-6822 or by email at maribel.carrillo@arusd.org immediately and the district will make reasonable arrangements to ensure accommodation and electronic accessibility to this meeting.
Members of the public shall have an opportunity to address the Board of Trustees on the agenda items identified below. (Government Code Section 54954.3)


1.
OPEN SESSION - CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
1.01
CALL TO ORDER/ ROLL CALL/ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -- PRESIDENT CORINA HERRERA-LOERA.
2.
INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES--BOARD DISCUSSION AND/ OR ACTION (The Board may take action on any item in this section, unless it is designated for information only.)
2.01
Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Board Policy 6158 - Independent Studies Program (Education Code section 51747 and 5 CCR section 11701).
2.02
Waive Second-Reading requirement (per Board Bylaw 9310) and Approve Amended Board Policy 6158 –Independent Study.Assembly Bill 130 signed by Gov. Newsom into law on July 9, 2021, imposes new independent studies options and requirements on public school districts. AB 130 requires that the Governing Board adopt policies implementing the new statutory requirements. Per Board Bylaw 9310, Board Policies are typically reviewed and adopted through a two-reading process. Board Bylaw 9310 also provides, however, that “[t]he Board may waive the second reading or may require an additional reading if necessary.” Because of the need to adopt the policy changes immediately, in advance of the new school year, and to inform the parents of the independent studies options and
requirements right away, the Board is requested to waive the second-reading requirement per Bylaw 9310 and to approve Amended Board Policy 6158 as presented.
2.03
Waive Second-Reading requirement (per Board Bylaw 9310) and Approve Amended Board Policy 5123 –Promotion/Acceleration/Retention Assembly Bill 104 signed by Gov. Newsom into law on July 1, 2021, imposes new options for parents and requirements on public school districts relating to retention of students in their last grade level,including notifications to parents of their rights and opportunities under the new law. Per Board Bylaw 9310, Board Policies are typically reviewed and adopted through a two-reading process. Board Bylaw 9310 also provides, however,that “[t]he Board may waive the second reading or may require an additional reading if necessary.” Because of the need to adopt the policy changes immediately, in advance of the new school year, and to inform the parents of the options they may wish to consider for their students, the Board is requested to waive the second-reading requirement per Bylaw 9310 and to approve Amended Board Policy 5123 as presented.
3.
ADJOURNMENT
3.01
President adjourns the meeting.